Vasectomies are one of the most common procedures performed by urologists in the U.S., with more than 500,000 done each year. It is a low-cost, low-risk procedure that can be done in an office setting and is an effective, permanent sterilization for men.
Studies have shown that although the ejaculation of sperm is prevented, there are no major long-term effects on the testicles themselves. After recovery from the procedure, a man and his partner should notice no difference during sex: ejaculation (minus the sperm) and orgasm should feel the same. An uncomplicated vasectomy does not cause erection problems.
The decision to have a vasectomy should be made only after an open discussion with your partner. Although reversal procedures can be done, they are expensive, highly specialized procedures that may be unsuccessful.
Vasectomy: What to Expect
The vasectomy is typically performed using one small incision made in the center of the scrotum. The vas deferens is a small tube that carries the sperm from the testicles to the ejaculatory ducts. Ordinarily, there is one tube connected to each testicle. Part of each tube is removed, and the open ends are clipped to interrupt the flow of sperm.
The procedure is typically performed in the doctor’s office using mild sedation. If preferred, deeper sedation can be administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist at a small additional charge.
Contact Vasectomy Specialist, Dr. Natale Today!
When you are ready for a vasectomy, look no further than board-certified urologist Richard Natale, MD, in Concord and Mint Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Natale will answer any and all questions and ease your concerns about the procedure. Call (704) 786-5131 or request an appointment now.